Remy Ma & Papoose on a Prison Visit
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American Rappers Employ Hip-Hop Lyrics to Raise Awareness for Incarceration Injustices (Part 2)

2 part series: Black entertainers, such as Hip Hop rappers and movie producers, have resorted to using their crafts to harp on justice equality and prison reform across the United States. They relate to the Black community and other minority groups. Click Here to Read Part 1 Several of these Hip Hop artists have been sentenced […]

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The Reason Behind Oprah Winfrey Prison Story Pitch on 60 Minutes (Video)

Oprah Winfrey believes the use of solitary confinement deserves scrutiny, which is why she pitched a story about the topic for this week’s 60 Minutes broadcast. As a Special Contributor, Winfrey details how she ended up in a prison cell at the most notorious state penitentiary in America: Pelican Bay State Prison in California (PBSP). Oprah Winfrey’s Day in […]

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VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey to Report on Her Visit to Pelican Bay State Prison on 60 Minutes Sunday

Oprah Winfrey was recently at Pelican Bay State Prison in California. She also visited the renowned Security Housing Unit (SHU) of the facility where tortures are alleged to be carried out. Winfrey will be broadcasting her report on the SHU on 60 Minutes Sunday on October 22 by 7:30 p.m. ET and 7 p.m. PT. […]

Common Hugs a Girl Named Red at CIW prison in Corona, CA
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Hope & Redemption Tour: Common Speaks to ‘A Girl Named Red’ (Video)

Common recently made some celebrity prison visits in California. At one prison, CIW, he dedicated a very moving performance to a long forgotten inmate. He called her “a Girl named Red.” The conscious Hip Hop artist spent a week sharing his sweet music with the staff and inmates at four CDCR prisons: Calipatria State Prison […]

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Famous Prisoner Da Brat Visits & Supports Former Prison Mates Where She Was Housed (Video)

Celebrity Prison Visit: Shawntae Harris AKA Da Brat may have been released from prison after serving her sentence. But, she continues supporting her former prison mates. Contrary to what many would do, Da Brat planned to go back to prison. This time, she’s not going as a prisoner, but to talk to two women who […]

Common visited 4 CDCR prisons during his Hope & Redemption Prison Tour.
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Watch: Common Uses ‘Hope & Redemption Prison Tour’ To Fight for Prison Reform (Video)

As a way to fight for prison reform, Common teamed up with producer Scott Budnick, the Anti-Recidivism Coalition and the California Endowment to tour four California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation prisons in the Hope & Redemption Prison Tour. Video: The Hope & Redemption Prison Tour – Excessive Sentencing Earlier this year, Hip Hop star Common visited […]

J. Cole visited San Quentin State Prison to discuss mass incarceration, which he addresses in his album 4 Your Eyez Only.
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Mass Incarceration: San Quentin Inmates Get Prison Visit from Rapper J. Cole

J. Cole is doing to make a powerful statement when it comes to mass incarceration. He addresses the topic repeatedly on his platinum album 4 Your Eyez Only. It was obvious that this subject is near and dear to his heart by the way he kicked off the arena leg of his tour. The Hip […]